Spearwood Primary School celebrated with in-class activities yesterday under the theme of:
“More than a Word. Reconciliation takes action”
Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.
Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Students from Pre-Primary to Year Six rotated around three activities designed and led by the Cultural Committee. After a delicious morning tea supplied by the P & C and Cultural Committee using Bush Tucker ingredients, the students were broken into their faction groups so the older children could help and work with the younger children.
The factions rotated around so all children did: Hand Prints on the log in the Nature play area, Face Mask painting and Traditional Stories and Designs colouring in. Thank you to our very proactive Cultural Committee for this special day.
The Cultural Committee is driving our School Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). This committee are also working to enhance the learning opportunities of students in Aboriginal Cultural education.
Recounts from Room 7
On Tuesday I painted a mast with the Aboriginal colours and it looked amazing with the lines and strikes on it. At the library Mrs Day read a story to us about birds and learning what the bird’s names are. At the Art Room we painted our hands to put our hand prints on the Nature Play log and I painted my hand blue. It looked so good. – Ian
Reconciliation Day is a special day for Aboriginal People because we share connections and relationships. We first went to the library to do a colour-in and learn about birds. Secondly we went to the Art Room and painted the Nature Play log. Thirdly we painted masks for Reconciliation Day. It was so colourful. – Stephanie
Reconciliation Day is where people join together and have harmony and we did painting and we were reading and we did our mask painting. It was fun. – Brock